Williams beat Elena Vesnina of Russia, 6-2, 6-0, on Thursday and will face either her sister Venus or Angelique Kerber in the final.
The N.F.L. running back and a passenger were found “passed out” in an Impala that was touching the bottom of a pond early Sunday in Jacksonville.
Portugal, led by Ronaldo, advanced to the final of the European Championships, where it will play the winner of the France-Germany game on Sunday.
Kerri Walsh Jennings, seeking her fourth gold medal, is teamed with April Ross, a silver medalist in 2012, whose style differs from that of her predecessor.
Center Guillermo Hernangomez and forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, veterans of the league where Kristaps Porzingis played, are said to have reached deals to join him in New York.
Miguel Gonzalez matched his longest outing of the season and shut down the Yankees after they pounded out a season-high 20 hits in Tuesday’s 9-0 romp.
Flores had two home runs for the Mets for the second time in four games, and Reyes returned to his longtime position when Asdrubal Cabrera was given the day off.
Warren, who was traded to the Cubs from the Yankees, started his first game of the season on Wednesday. The pitcher has adapted to a shifting role with Chicago.
Manager Terry Francona’s team is 51-33 and leading the American League Central after a recent 14-game winning streak, and would like nothing more than to emulate the Cavaliers as champions.